Parental Feeding Practice in Relation to Their Children’s Weight Status among Puncak Alam Residents


  • Norhaini Majid Centre for Nursing Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Mohd Ramadan Ab Hamid Centre for Dietetics Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Wan Marina Wan Ismail Centre for Nursing Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
  • Suryanto Suryanto Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia



Parental, Feeding Practice, Children


In Malaysia, the incidence of overweight and obesity among children has increased. Poor parental feeding behaviours lead to abnormal BMIs in children. The aim of this study is to identify parental feeding practices among Puncak Alam residents. The study involved 201 parents with children between one and five years old, with 148 mothers and 53 fathers responding to the questionnaire. Most participants were Malay and aged between 30 and 39 years old. The collected data was analyzed using descriptive statistics. Study revealed that restriction was the most used parental feeding practice for weight control, while emotion regulation was the least frequent practice. 


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How to Cite

Majid, N., Ab Hamid, M. R., Wan Ismail, W. M., & Suryanto, S. (2023). Parental Feeding Practice in Relation to Their Children’s Weight Status among Puncak Alam Residents. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 8(26), 231–237.

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